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Job Title : Landscape Gardener Apprentice
Employer : Browns Landscape Solutions LTD
Location : Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9SD
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11865
Brief Description : Working as part of a small, expanding family team carrying out quality gardening and landscaping jobs to include grounds maintenance, site clearances, some fencing, decking and tree works at both domestic and commercial sites .

 

Qualifications Required : A minimum of 2 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade A* to D.
Vacancy Detail : Working as part of a small, expanding family team carrying out quality gardening and landscaping jobs to include grounds maintenance, site clearances, some fencing, decking and tree works at both domestic and commercial sites .To carry out quality landscape maintenance, site clearances, fencing, decking and tree works at domestic and commercial sites working as part of a family team.

You will work amongst an experienced team of 3 and carry out mainly ground and landscape maintenance during the growing season coupled with fencing projects, decking projects, landscaping projects and tree works. Duties will include but not limited to:

• Hedge cutting
• Strimming
• Planting of shrubs and plants
• Grass maintenance including mowing lawns
• Hard landscaping jobs such as fencing & decking
• Some tree work


You will follow health and safety guidelines, work under supervision or alone, use a variety of tools and machines as per manufacturers instructions and ensure work is carried out to the standard required.

You will be required to flexible with working hours and assist with preparations for works the following day.

This is not a exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as required by your changing role within the organisation.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 Hours per week, Monday - Friday. 730am to 430pm. Flexible lunch and breaks
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 20/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 08/09/2019
Personal Qualities : Proactive
Hardworking
Ability to work well in a team
Eager to learn
Flexible with hours
Skills Required : Keen eye for detail
Training can be provided to all applicants
Future Prospects : Someone who is eager to learn continuously on the job will be offered full training and support to grow with the company.
Training to be Provided : Level 2 Apprenticeship in either Horticulture or Landscape Operative. Plus: Emegency First Aid at Work, Level 2 Safe use of handling and application of pesticides, Functional Skills in English & maths (if required). You will also study a range of topics to include: Health and Safety, Business Skills, Machinery, Plant and Soil Science, Plant health
Other Information : We have bases in Leighton Buzzard and Toddington

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Things to consider : This vacancy is based outdoors
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